The first domino has fallen at quarterback for the New York Jets in 2023.
Gang Green announced on Monday, January 9 that they have signed 28-year-old Chris Streveler to a reserve/future contract. He was set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but now he will stay with the Jets.
Chris Streveler Is an Interesting Dart Throw for the Jets
Streveler became a fan-favorite after joining the team last offseason.
He dazzled in the preseason orchestrating multiple fourth-quarter comebacks and earned the respect of his teammates with his willingness to put his body on the line.
Streveler wasn’t able to secure a roster spot ahead of final cuts but he quickly found himself on the practice squad once the dust settled.
The talented journeyman ended up appearing in two games this season and started one (strangely at the wide receiver position).
He completed 10-of-15 passes for 90 passing yards. In addition, Streveler contributed to the running game toting the rock nine times for 54 yards.
The Jets coaching staff was hoping to use him in a Taysom Hill-type role late in the season but the team’s offensive struggles didn’t allow them to run that package.
Streveler got his first chance in the NFL back in 2020 and at the time then Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury described him as a “talented athletic guy.”
Now heading into 2023 the only quarterbacks under contract for the Jets are Zach Wilson and now Streveler.
Gang Green Makes a Flurry of Roster Moves at End of Season
In addition to signing Streveler to a new deal, the Jets also brought back six other players on reserve/future contracts.
Chris Glaser, offensive lineman
Glaser is a rookie hog molly out of Virginia. He initially joined the Kansas City Chiefs this spring as an undrafted free agent before joining the Jets this offseason. Glaser stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 306 pounds.
Craig James, defensive back
The longtime former Philadelphia Eagles defender cut his teeth as a special teams contributor. He is a smaller player at 5-foot-10 and weighs 195 pounds.
Jimmy Moreland, defensive back
Another former Eagles defender joined the Jets at the beginning of the season. A former seventh-round pick of the Washington Commanders that brings experience on special teams and defense at the professional level.
Marquiss Spencer, defensive lineman
Spencer has been signed and cut more times by the Jets than any player this season. A former Denver Broncos draft pick that has some interesting measurables at 6-foot-4 and weighing 300 pounds.
Chazz Surratt, linebacker
Surratt has a ton of talent and potential as a former third-rounder by the Minnesota Vikings from the 2021 NFL draft. A former North Carolina teammate of Michael Carter that appeared in 98 percent of the special teams snaps for the purple people eaters last year.
Malik Taylor, wide receiver
A former Green Bay Packers weapon joined the Jets back on December 29. The team was so intrigued by what he was able to show during that short span of time that they wanted a longer look at him this offseason heading into training camp.